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Published on May 2nd, 2011 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Third Frames: Classic Doug

Doug Benson was able to squeeze in a one-night visit to Toronto on Sunday, after taking in Saturday’s UFC event, and became the second Comedy Bar headliner in a month to take the stage totally baked. (Hey, whatever works.)

The packed house for the early show was littered with nametag-donning Benson fans, eager to play the Leonard Maltin Game from the (yell it with me, now) DOUG LOVES MOVIES podcast. Special guest Sean Cullen returned to the stage, mopping the floor with the chosen audience members (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home? Really?).

Arguable highlight: Doug leading the audience in a brief Tom Jones sing-along. Add that to the list of things I never thought I’d experience in life.

(I’m told that at the late show, Cullen broke the news of Osama bin Laden’s death, which Benson was hesitant to believe.)

Photos copyright Sharilyn Johnson.

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is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

One Response to Third Frames: Classic Doug

  1. Meagan says:

    Beautiful photos of a fantastic show!

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